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TTS160 - Heat, humidity, wind, and slush drinks_ cool down your body to go harder for longer with Andrew Buckrell

Heat, humidity, wind, and slush drinks: cool down your body to go harder for longer with Andrew Buckrell | EP#160

Andrew Buckrell, co-founder of STAC, discusses heat. Our bodies do a great amount of work to get rid of excess heat generated when training, and strategies for maximising the body’s ability to get rid of heat, and minimising heat build-up in the first place, are critical for optimal endurance performance.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • How much heat does our bodies generate in triathlon and how does that impact performance.
  • The effect of ambient temperature
  • The effect of speed and air flow
  • The effect of sweating and humidity
  • Strategies for minimising or reducing heat buildup in racing
  • Strategies for minimising or reducing heat buildup in training
  • What’s the deal with slush drinks?
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TTS159 - Non-functional overreaching with Cyril Schmit (1)

Non-functional overreaching with Cyril Schmit | EP#159

Cyril Schmit, PhD, discusses non-functional overreaching for triathletes and endurance athletes. What is it, how can we identify it and prevent it and what are the biggest risk factors for it.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • What is non-functional overreaching, and how is it different from overtraining syndrome.
  • How can it be identified using subjective and objective markers?
  • How can it be prevented?
  • What are the roles of training volume and intensity in causing non-functional overreaching?
  • How important is the role of factors outside of training (life stress) in causing non-functional overreaching?
  • The relation between heart rate and non-functional overreaching.
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The T.I.M.E system: effective and intelligent winter training with Rob Wilby | EP#158

Rob Wilby, triathlon coach, coach educator, and host of the OxygenAddict podcast, discusses his T.I.M.E system for effective triathlon training through winter. His approach works particularly well for time-crunched age-group triathletes training for half and full distance triathlons.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Test and Evaluate
  • Intelligent Intensity
  • Mindset
  • Effective Effort
  • Examples of weekly structures and workout structures Rob uses with his athletes
  • Rob’s recommendations for when you’re going into spring and summer training.
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8 indoor bike training software options: overviews and interviews | EP#157

Short-form interviews with the major and up-and-coming indoor bike training software platforms and apps. Each company gets to pitch their product, describe the main features and benefits they offer, and explain what makes them unique and stand out among the competition. This episode will help you decide which platform is right for  your winter bike training. Being stuck inside can be both fun and effective!

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Xert
  • Sufferfest
  • Rouvy
  • Fulgaz
  • PerfPro Studio
  • RoadGrandTours
  • Zwift
  • TrainerRoad
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TTS156 - 8 training planning and analysis platform options_ overviews and interviews

8 training planning and analysis platform options: overviews and interviews | EP#156

Short-form interviews with the major and up-and-coming training planning and analysis platforms in the triathlon industry. Each company gets to pitch their product, describe the main features and benefits they offer, and explain what makes them unique and stand out among the competition. This episode will help you decide which platform is right for planning, logging, and analysing your triathlon training.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Azum
  • TrainingPeaks
  • Gutaï
  • Today’s Plan
  • FinalSurge
  • Train Xhale
  • SportsTracks
  • TrainerRoad
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TTS155 - Case Study_ The 40% swimming Ironman training plan with Lars Finanger

Case Study: The 40% swimming Ironman training plan with Lars Finanger | EP#155

Lars Finanger is another case study showing how when you don’t have a lot of available time to train, you need to be very smart and make the most with the time you have. Lars finished Ironman Texas 2017 in a sub-9:30 time, on less than 9 hours of training per week. The most surprising thing about his training is that roughly 40% of it was swimming!

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • A big-picture overview of Lars’ build to Ironman Texas
  • An example of a typical training week for him (which was always less than 9 hours)
  • Factors outside of the actual Ironman training that Lars focused on to achieve a fast time

  • Lars’ top tips for time-crunched age-groupers and their Ironman training
  • Swimrun events in the US: Lars is the race director of Casco Bay Islands, Boston Harbor Islands, and San Juan Islands
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TTS153 - How Norway became a triathlon powerhouse with head coach Arild Tveiten

How Norway became a triathlon powerhouse with head coach Arild Tveiten | EP#154

On 28 April 2018 Norway became the first nation ever to sweep a podium in a World Triathlon Series event when Casper Stornes, Kristian Blummenfelt and Gustav Iden showed the world what the “Norwegian train” is capable of. Arild Tveiten is the head coach of these athletes, and the man behind the transformation that is making Norway a true triathlon powerhouse.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The training philosophy of the Norwegian triathletes
  • Intensity control in both easy and hard workouts
  • The use of extensive lab testing and an incredible amount of lactate testing in the field to ensure intensity control
  • Building the engine and physiology of an athlete versus race specific training
  • Triathlon being a highly aerobic sport and what that means for training
  • Managing training load to prevent illness and injuries
  • Training at altitude (and managing the return to sea level)
  • Using technology to get the marginal gains needed to win in world-class competition
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TTS153 - The Endurance Diet with Matt Fitzgerald

The Endurance Diet with Matt Fitzgerald | EP#153

Author, coach, and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald wrote the book “The Endurance Diet” after doing extensive investigations into what elite endurance athletes all over the world really eat. He discovered that even though their plates look very different, there are 5 core habit that they all adhere to to perform at the top of their game in performance, recovery, and overall health.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The 5 Core Habits: eat everything, eat quality, eat carb-centered, eat enough, eat individually
  • Does elite athletes’ eating habits really apply to normal age-group triathletes?
  • More advanced concepts beyond the 5 core habits: nutrition periodisation, fuelling workouts, fasted workouts/training low, supplements
  • Matt’s thoughts on “trendy diets”
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TTS152 - 8020 Triathlon (revisited) with Matt Fitzgerald

80/20 Triathlon (revisited) with Matt Fitzgerald | EP#152

Research has shown that cyclists, runners, triathletes, and other endurance athletes improve the most when they consistently do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the other 20 percent at a moderate to high intensity. Matt Fitzgerald, co-author of the new book “80/20 Triathlon” explains what 80/20 training is all about and answer commonly asked questions.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • What Matt would put on a t-shirt if he had to distill 80/20 Triathlon down to a very short and concise slogan
  • The proper planning and the proper execution of 80/20 training
  • Is there “wiggle room” in the 80/20 percentages?
  • Should you apply 80/20 within each discipline or simply across all your training?
  • The most common mistake age-groupers make: not executing the easy training easy enough
  • How is easy, moderate, and high intensity percentages calculated?
  • The difference between 80/20 training and polarised training
  • What to do with the 20% of moderate to high intensity
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Sprint Interval Training with Jerome Koral | EP#151

Sprint interval training consists of 4-7 all out efforts of typically 30 seconds, followed by 4 minutes recovery. Jerome Koral has researched this kind of training, and the results of his studies indicate that it may be one of the most under utilised types of training around, that more triathletes should tap into.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Specific sprint interval training (SIT) protocols
  • How effective is SIT at improving Time Trial performance, Time-To-Exhaustion, Maximum Aerobic Speed, and so on?
  • How do these results compare to other types of training, like traditional volume-based training or VO2max-type intervals?
  • Injury risk and other risk factors and considerations with SIT
  • The best times of the season to implement SIT
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